Introduction to Computer Music

Learning MIDI

MUSC 336 | Learning: Max | MIDI | MSP

  1. What is MIDI?
  2. Documentation & Tutorials
  3. Reading
  4. The MIDI Specification
  5. MIDI Monitors
  6. Special Topics
  7. Studio B Devices
  8. Controllers
  9. Misc. Video Tutorials


Dodge, Charles and Thomas Jerse. 1997. Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance. New York: Schirmer. {GBd}

Hass, Jeffery. 2013. "Ch. 3 MIDI," from Introduction to Computer Music, Vol 1. Available online at: <>.

Huber, David Miles. 2007. The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio, 3rd ed. New York: Focal Press. {GB}

Kirn, Peter. 2006. Real World Digital Audio. Berkeley: Peachpit Press. {GBd}

Roads, Curtis. 1996. The Computer Music Tutorial. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB}

Updated: October 23, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music